PI North America 2020: Plugfest, Training, & More…

PROFINET Plugfest – North America

Member companies in PI North America are invited to participate in a PROFINET plugfest in Scottsdale, AZ on September 22-23, 2020. Even though all PROFINET devices are certified in test labs, the plugfest presents the opportunity for product developers to sit with their products in a large system environment. It allows developers to evaluate PROFINET devices and controllers in an environment that comes close to the real automation world.

Participant roles:

  • Device Manufacturer: Bring certified or close-to-certified products to test.
  • Infrastructure: Share your switches, cables, connectors, wires, or similar to help us build up our network.
  • Solution Provider: Bring your software stack, chip, SDK, module, or similar to test on the network.
  • Other: Feel free to suggest other roles

The procedure: Products should already be certified or “nearly ready” to be certified. Individual test stations, each with one controller, will be available. Devices will be moved from one test station to another at intervals. At the end of the second day all devices will be placed on a single network. In addition, one or more troubleshooting stations will be available if one-on-one troubleshooting is needed.

More information and registration at: http://us.profinet.com/plugfest

Free PROFINET One-Day Training Classes

PI North America will continue its popular series of free PROFINET one-day training classes in 2020. Over the years, over ten thousand engineers (yes, you read that correctly) have taken this training class. Join us on the road!

City 2020 Date
Houston, TX March 3
Jacksonville, FL March 17
Milwaukee, WI April 7
Cleveland, OH April 23
Philadelphia, PA May 5
Boston, MA June 4
Cincinnati, OH June 16
Denver, CO September 1
Pittsburgh, PA September 17
Kansas City, MO September 29
Detroit, MI October 20
Charlotte, NC November 3
Nashville, TN To Be Announced
Austin, TX To Be Announced

More information and registration at: https://us.profinet.com/training/one-day-training/